Here’s a neat trick: if you want a high-end gaming laptop but don’t want to pay over the odds for it, consider the Corsair Voyager A1600. If you buy it from Corsair’s US web store, add a PC case like this one and then use code NEWBUILDyou can pick up the laptop and the case for significantly less than the cost of the laptop alone.
In fact, this $1800 laptop that debuted in December last year for $2300, complete with Ryzen 9 CPU, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, 2TB of NVMe storage, a 16-in 2560×1600 (16:10) 240Hz display and Radeon RX 6800M graphics card, goes down to just $1536. And you get a free case, essentially, which you can resell later if you don’t need it. Or keep it and build a PC in it, because these Corsair cases are actually really lovely!
But is the laptop any good? I think it’s a credible first effort in a challenging category, given that Corsair made its name with cases, power supplies, fans and RAM. The laptop looks great, has solid build quality and performs well – it just doesn’t quite outperform competing systems with thicker chassis and higher-end Intel or Nvidia components. As you may have noticed, it’s an all-AMD laptop with both CPU and GPU from Team Red, so it gets some synergy points there – and battery life is respectable as a result.
Reviews, like this one from PC Mag, cite the build quality, taller-than-usual 16:10 aspect ratio display, mechanical keyboard, Thunderbolt support and 1080p webcam as major positives – with the only disadvantage found being the specs you get for the price, now neatly solved by this deal . Notebook check also were delighted with the device:
“Corsair has created a really great device with the Voyager a1600. The combination of AMD SoC and AMD GPU is good and is quite convincing in the test… The Voyager a1600 looks particularly high-end due to the material selection, which also gives the device very good stability. The device doesn’t look clunky at all… [and] with the unique streaming features, the Voyager A1600 will be remembered.”
Overall then, a solid laptop for the money, especially when you get it at nearly $800 less than when it launched just four months ago! This is a super nifty deal, so we’ve got to tip the hat to Reddit user /u/3ng1neer who first found this slightly sneaky combo.